fur (noun, adjective) LISTEN
Fur is the soft, thick, hairy coat of a mammal.
- The polar bear's fur glistened in the sunlight.
- The cat licked the kitten's fur.
Fur is also a coat made of fur.
- In the 1920s it was fashionable to wear a fur coat.
furry: made of or covered with fur. Example: “Furry animals are warm in the winter.”
Don't confuse it with
fury: violent rage. Example: “Their enemy’s fury frightened the soldiers.”
In pop culture
Watch the furry characters of Sesame Street sing “The Fur Song.” As an extra bonus, they perform a tap dance!